Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) owns and operates a drinking water reservoir at NE 195th Street near Horizon View Park in Lake Forest Park. The reservoir has a floating cover that is in need of replacement. This spring, SPU will perform construction activities to remove the existing floating cover, perform some upgrades to the reservoir, install a new floating cover, and perform site restoration following this work.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in late April/early May, and it should take about 5-7 months to complete this project. Construction will take place within the reservoir site. SPU anticipates that nearby residents may experience increased construction traffic and noise during working hours.
Residents will continue to have access to the nearby park and use of the path surrounding the reservoir. SPU has sent notification to residents living near the reservoir, and will send additional notification prior to construction starting. For more information about the project and to sign-up to receive email updates, please visit SPU’s project website at www.seattle.gov/utilities/neighborhood-projects/lfp-reservoir-covering.